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KCSMMHZ
Nov 21, 2012 2:30pm PST
also at fault. >> mr. samaras has become an inseparable part of ms. merkel's election campaign. she cannot admit to the german people in the run-up to elections that she made a mistake, that she is responsible for the coming recession and that the greek debts must be cut. >> the german finance minister continues to reject that option. he says he was confident that an agreement would be reached when eurozone ministers meet next week. >> chancellor angela merkel said there was no easy solution to the problems in athens, but she said she was confident that eurozone finance ministers would release that next round of bailout money next week. >> the leader of the opposition, however, accused merkel of failing to reveal the true cost of the measures to help greece and said this made it impossible to pass germany's own budget. our political correspondent has been following the budget debate for us. the chancellor faced some tough criticism on her handling of the year of crisis. what more can you tell us? >> indeed, one of the main critical voices was that of the social democratic leader, an
KCSMMHZ
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
. registration of candidates starts on sunday, kicking off election campaigning. three hopefuls have already said they're ready for the job. pak is ahead in the opinion polls. she's a daughter of former president. she's aiming to be the country's first woman president. moon was a close aide to the late president. a software entrepreneur, aung gained fame for his anti-virus programs. some call him the bill gates of south korea. representatives of both moon and aung have been talking about joining forces. polls suggest their only chance against pak is to agree on a unified candidacy. moon and aung held their first and only televised debate on wednesday to decide who should go up against pak. >> translator: i think i'm the best prepared candidate for those who want to run for president because of my experience in national politics. >> moon criticized aung for his lack of political experience, saying he's better suited to lead the country. aung responded by saying that south korean politics needs to change and that he is the one who can do that. >> translator: one citizen told me i should run for pre
KCSMMHZ
Nov 22, 2012 2:30pm PST
to hamas? >> the question is what will happen with egypt itself. we have a democratically elected president who gave themselves dictatorial power -- gave himself dictatorial power. what exactly he will do with it is the question now. >> thank you very much. we will have more on that story as information comes in. meanwhile, the conflict in syria continues in several parts of that country. and-government rebels say they have captured rebels in a key- oil-producing area -- anti- government rebels said they have captured -- anti-government forces said they have captured rebels in the key oil-producing area. >> fighting has also been reported in aleppo and damascus. the government used warplanes to bomb our -- held parts of the city. >> history seems to be repeating itself in the congo. >> this time, it is a group of insurgents who call themselves the m23 rebel group. >> it is a conflict that looks a lot like the one we saw back in 2004 through 2009. on thursday, government troops were fighting back. >> these weapons were left behind by the thousands of congolese soldiers who fled. many of thei
KCSMMHZ
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
politics over the next few weeks. the official campaign for their presidential election is about to begin. the latest polls suggest it will come down to a one-on-one race between the nominees of the ruling party and the main opposition. seven people registered their candidacy for the december 19th election. the main candidates are park geun-hye of the governing saenuri party and moon jae-in of the opposition democratic united party. a weekend opinion poll by public broadcaster kbs suggests nearly 42% of respondents support park geun-hye and about 40% back moon jae-in. whoever wins must address diplomatic relations with an important neighbor, japan. things have been a little rocky because of a territorial dispute. japan claims islands in the waters separating the nations, but south korea controls the territory. and both candidates say that's not up for negotiation. still, park says japan is an important friend. she wants to increase economic cooperation. moon says leaders of both countries should make efforts to prevent the past from hindering ties. but he's firmer on certain cases. he say
KCSMMHZ
Nov 23, 2012 2:30pm PST
to treat the complete control over the judicial system until a new parliament is elected. opposition politicians are calling for mass protests. they include a nobel peace laureate who says morsi has put egypt back on the path to dictatorship. >> this is a coup against the revolutionary legitimacy that brought him to power. these actions represent a takeover of the country's authorities and make him an even bigger dictator then mubarak. >> but morsi rejects the accusations and says he is working in the interests of all egyptians. he says he does not fear the opposition but that he needs to be strong to insure stability for all of the country. morsi says he wants the best for his people, but opposition is building and threatens the stability he wants to promote. >> for the latest, let's cross over to cairo and our correspondent there. just how serious is this unrest? could the egyptian army be called out now in force to keep order? >> there are reports now of morsi discussing the situation with the ministers of defense and the interior. the headquarters of the party of the muslim broth
KCSMMHZ
Nov 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
for tuesday. >> we demand the president of days the people who voted for him. they elected him to work on their behalf, not to do as he pleases. >> the political unrest is growing in scope. the judges sidelined are organizing their run protests. turbulence on the cairo stock exchange in the wake of sunday's major sell-off. traders and market analysts fear a lengthy political crisis. he has since tried to assure his seizure of powers will be temporary. he's has confidence in the search for a compromise. they're asking him to use restraint. >> democracy means the rule of law and the division of powers. therefore, i appeal to the egyptian leadership to seek a compromise. >> that is what the demonstrators in cairo are looking for. they vow to continue until he meets their demands. >> for the latest on the story, we are joined now from cairo, and he is following the events there. the president is trying to diffuse the situation and he is negotiating with senior judges. is there any sign of a compromise? >> not yet. the country is really waiting to see if he is going to give in and see if th
KCSMMHZ
Nov 27, 2012 2:30pm PST
of a debt write-down have been delayed until after next year's german elections. >> the deal would be put to vote on thursday or friday. >> it is not an easy sell for the defense of the idea of letting greece buy back its bonds at below market value. >> it is important to be fair and say that other eurozone countries should not be profitable. greece needs this. >> german chancellor angela merkel and her finance minister can count on the majority in parliament to support the plan, even though many lawmakers still had questions when they were being briefed. opposition parties have not yet laid down their position, but in the past, they have signaled that they will support continuing aid for greece, but the social democrats, germany's largest opposition party, wants more information. >> it is too early to determine what impact tonight's decision will have on the german budget. we have also not yet calculated what the consequences would be for the future of greek debt. >> as far as the opposition is concerned, a hair cut for greece is not off the table yet. if anything, it is being postponed
KCSMMHZ
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
presidential elections. >> kengo, park and moon running neck and neck. what are south koreans looking for in their next leader? >> yes, shery. their biggest concern is growing economic equality. they blame congress glom rats. these groups or big companies dominate south korea's economy. critics say they made it hard for smaller companies to succeed. moon has said one solution is to reintroduce limits on how conglomerates can invest. he says that would create room for smaller companies to grow. >> and what does park say? she's known to be more conservative. >> yeah. that's right. as far as these powerful groups of allied companies are concerned, park favors the strength to keep their growth in check. but she says they are large employers that play an important role in the economy. she says improving conditions for workers and supporting weak members of society are two of her goals. >> and of course north korea a key issue in south korean politics. what are the candidates' positions on pyongyang? >> yes. that's a big question. both want to see relations improve. moon favors a proactive
KCSMMHZ
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
cairo. some of them helped elect morsi. security forces stormed the square wednesday and fired tear gas. protesters threw stones. one of them told nhk they will demonstrate until morsi reverses his decision or resigns. the president announced constitutional amendments last week making it impossible for judicial courts to overturn his decisions. the protests against him have spread to other cities in egypt. demonstrators reportedly clashed with supporters of morsi's party, the muslim brotherhood. many people are believed to have been injured. these are the latest public demonstrations morsi has faced since he took office in june. >>> two car bombs have exploded in damascus in the eastern district. syrian's state media described the blasts as -- the second bomb went off when people gathered for the first blast. the activists blamed government forces for the bombings, claiming that most of the victims were civilian. fighting has intensified in syria. government troops responded with fierce air attacks in towns around the air base. a london human rights group says 40,000 people have been ki
KCSMMHZ
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
candidate ahn cheol-soo has given up his bid in next month's presidential election. he made way for moon jae-in of the democratic united party. ahn made the announcement friday at his campaign office in seoul. >> translator: i am giving up my presidential candidacy. my fellow citizens, our sole candidate is cheng. we need all your support. >> ahn apologized to his supporters but said his standing against moon would not be good for the people. ahn and moon were in talks aimed at selecting a single candidate between them for the upcoming election, but they failed to reach an agreement. one of the two needed to compromise, and he was the one to do so. ahn was a former software entrepreneur. he was popular with young voters and others not affiliated with the national party. he visited colleges across south korea and spoke to students facing high unemployment. moon will challenge the ruling party's front-runner park geun-hye in a one-on-one battle for the presidency. park is leading the polls ahead of next month's election. >>> a cease-fire between israeli militants appears to be holding. no majo
KCSMMHZ
Nov 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
the revolution forward. >>> the choices for voters in south korea's presidential election just got a whole lot simpler. a candidate has stepped aside. the election is now a race between candidates from the country's two main parties. ahn gave his backing to the opposition. >> translator: i am giving up my presidential candidacy. my fellow citizens, our sole candidate is moon. he needs all of your support. >> unapologized to his supporters, he said campaigning against moon would not have been good for the public. they had been trying to merge their campaigns but couldn't decide which of them should run for president. ahn is a software entrepreneur. he was popular with voters who have turned away from mainstream parties. he earned support from young people by visiting universities and students who face a tough job market. the polls suggest park is in the lead. >>> thousands of korean has -- and they want compensation. government leaders are failing them by not trying to negotiate with the japanese, they say. they filed a court petition to try and spur their leaders into action. representatives o
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